Well, like most projects I take on, I've hit a roadblock pretty early. Got my 65VT30 upstairs on about Hour 50 of the first 100 hour break-in.
Meanwhile, decided to get the wall mount and cuts in the wall all ready this weekend. The mount is a Sanus VMPL3, and I will be going across 3 studs.
Well, the speed bump.....the studs on the wall the TV is going to go on are laid "width-wise", as opposed to "depth-wise". I don't know the correct terminology. Basically, I'm seeing the 3 1/2" face of the stud, not the 1 1/2" face of the stud. So, that means, I only have 1 1/2" of depth for the lag bolts to get engagement before running into the mortar block behind it.
My question is this - what is a better solution? My two initial thoughts are, 1) after measuring the Sanus mount, I can get 4 bolts in each stud because of the 3 1/2" width, not just the normal 2. So, I'll then have 12 lag bolts with 1 1/2" of engagement on the 3 studs. Or option 2) do I do some wall surgery, cut out the sheetrock around the studs, and put another 2x4 or 4x4 on top of the existing studs to get some added depth? My concern with this option is a weakened joint with all the abutments in it.
If anyone else has any other ideas, I'm open to suggestions. Thanks!